Bryce Williams committed an act of terrorism yesterday and the media refuses to call it such. Williams, a black gay journalist, murdered two white former co-workers because they were white and straight. Williams targeted them with deliberate intent for the specific political purpose of promoting his agenda, making this an act of terrorism.
[For distinctions between acts of terror and mass murders committed by madmen, see “Making Sense of Madness.”]
Remember, Williams executed two people as a vendetta with a political purpose. Williams perceived himself as a continuous victim of individual and systemic racism and homophobia. Seething with frustration and rage, Williams chose his targets, timed his attack, and used social and traditional media to maximum effect to get out his message.
His manifesto expresses deep admiration for mass murderers, such as Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho, and he showed his desire to emulate them.
Blaming the Gun Instead of the Human Heart
Ironically, Williams, who sought to maximize coverage of his racial and gay agenda, has been dismissed as a mentally ill “disgruntled employee” and the Left has focused almost exclusively on gun control (which would not have prevented these killings).
Practically from the moment that this tragedy made the news, politicians and political activists leapt on the Gun Control as a Cure to Violence bandwagon. However, gun control advocates ignore the wealth of data while proves that gun control does not work even as they rebuff efforts to address the amply-documented mental health aspects of mass shootings. [See “Let’s Stop the Insanity Over Gun Violence.”]
Who is the Real Victim?
Claiming to be the victim, Williams victimized those he killed (Alison Parker and Adam Ward), their families, friends, colleagues, and all those impacted by this tragic act of terror. Further, Williams has victimized society itself, and corrupted the use of social media in a way previously unknown.
Raised in a culture which is obsessively politically correct, one which calls evil good and good evil, and which rewards irresponsibility while punishing the responsible, we should not be surprised that Williams (and countless others like him) succumbed to the victimhood mentality.
One perceived micro-aggression after another after another drove him mad.
Author Ben Shapiro writes:
“Had a white straight man killed a black gay man, released first-person tape of the shooting, and then unleashed a manifesto about being victimized by affirmative action and anti-religious bigotry from homosexuals, the media would never stop covering the story.”
“But Bryce Williams’ self-described victim status, even while murdering innocents, will merit no rethinking of the divisive politics in which he apparently bathed. We won’t have a conversation about whether pushing a perennial picture of victimhood for blacks and gays in the most black-friendly, gay-friendly country on the planet could drive supposed victims to violence. We won’t talk about whether the Democratic Party’s takeover by the Black Lives Matter crew has encouraged some people to believe that only black lives matter, since only black lives are in danger – and even then, only some black lives matter, namely those killed by white people. Instead, we will be assured that Bryce Williams is an outlier by the same people who blamed Sarah Palin for Jared Lee Loughner shooting Gabrielle Giffords.”
“Teaching Americans that they aren’t victims would be a great way of battling evil – most victims aren’t evil, but virtually all evil people think they are victims, and thus justify their violence. But teaching Americans that they aren’t victims would undercut the Democratic message that all minorities are victims, and thus require bigger government. And that message, and its attendant political success, must take precedence over the building of a more inclusive, more understanding country.”
Some will question whether this is an act of terrorism. Remember, apart from his personal motives of revenge, Williams had a political motive – to start a “race war.” Others will question whether this act of terror was about race. Remember, Williams was race obsessed and he wanted to start a “race war.”
Let us remember that the real victims are the innocents executed in an act of terror by a madman with a racial and gay agenda.
Update: Williams not only extolled mass killers, he identified with terrorists. Williams was a terrorist!